HHS Baseball Sweeps Salina South

HHS-BSBThe Hays High baseball team picked up a pair of one-run wins over Salina South Friday at Larks Park. Hays beat the Cougars 4-3 in 10 innings in game one and 3-2 in game two. They are now 6-2 on the season.

Game 1: Hays 4, Salina South 3 (10 inn.)
Pinch-runner Specner Greathouse stole third then scored the game-winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 10th on an error by the Cougar shortstop. Greathouse was running for Chandler Rule who reached on a one-out double.

Both teams scored two in the ninth. Chance Pitcock singled to score Layne Downing. Marcus Altman reached on a fielders choice scoring Cade Parker to send the game to the 10th.

South scored one in the first, the Indians tied the game with a run in the third on Dan Bittel’s RBI single.

Cole Schumacher didn’t allow a run in 1 1/3 innings of relief for his first win of the season. Starter Hayden Hutchison gave up three unearned runs on seven hits over 8 2/3 innings.

Game 2: Hays 3, Salina South 2
Cade Parker allowed just one earned runs in the complete game victory, striking out eight and walking two.

The Indians scored two runs in the third to tie then got the go-ahead run across in the fifth. Chandler Rule and Parker both singled to drive in a run in the third. Jake Sedbrook knocked in what proved to be the game winning run on a groundout to second.